Christine Noël appointed Executive Producer of NFB French Program Animation Studio

National Film Board of Canada (NFB) Director General of Creation and Innovation Julie Roy has this week announced Christine Noël as new Executive Producer of the NFB’s French Program Animation Studio, in effect from January 4th of 2021.

With a Master’s degree in film studies focused on NFB filmmaker Gilles Groulx and 19 years of experience in animation production and marketing, Christine’s work with the NFB’s French Program Animation Studio began in 2001 where, in the role of development officer, she organised workshops and contributed to the production of the NFB’s home media releases including the DVD box sets Norman McLaren – The Master’s Edition and the Pierre Hébert anthology The Science of Moving Images.

Christine Noël (Image provided by the NFB)

Christine’s longest role at the NFB spanned 2007 to 2015 as Marketing Manager, where she would oversee the promotional campaigns of over 150 films. Since 2015 as Head of Marketing Christine has led a national team in the promotion of approximately 80 French and English productions, encompassing documentaries, animated films and interactive projects. Alongside this work she has headed up promotional campaigns for various Oscar-nominated NFB animated shorts, including Patrick Doyon’s Sunday, Torill Kove’s Me and My Moulton, Theodore Ushev’s Blind Vaysha and Alison Snowden and David Fine’s Animal Behaviour.

With her deep knowledge of the institution and her recognized leadership, Christine Noël truly embodies the values of the NFB and the French Program Animation Studio. Her artistic sense, grasp of auteur animation, and unique expertise in marketing it, as well as the extensive network she’s built both in Canada and abroad, are valuable assets that will enable her to develop a stimulating vision for the filmmakers and team in place.

– Julie Roy, Director General, Creation and Innovation, NFB

I am thrilled and honoured to be returning to the NFB French Program Animation Studio. As Executive Producer, I will be privileged to support an approach to creation that emphasizes creators from all walks of life, as well as their artistic methods. It is in a spirit of continuity with regard to both production philosophy and programming guidelines, combined with my knowledge and understanding of audiences, that I will pursue the tradition that has made the NFB an internationally renowned, unique creative space.

– Christine Noël, Executive Producer, NFB French Program Animation Studio

Among the new responsibilities that mark her return to the French Animation Studio, Christine will be a crucial contributor to the implementation of the Film Board’s 2020-2023 Strategic Plan designed to give creators a more prominent role within the organization, an initiative that has already begun with the inclusion of an NFB filmmaker as part of the selection committee that appointed her to the role.


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